The Road Ahead : August 2014
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB 65 KNOW YOUR CLUB | MEMBER ESSENTIALS AUG/SEP 2014 THE ROAD AHEAD ELECTRICS SERVICE Did you know that RACQ Car Electrics is a starter motor and alternator replacement service that can come to you? RACQ Car Electrics will deliver and install an alternator or starter motor in your car at a time and place that suits you in the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas, with services available at authorised workshops in other areas. RACQ Car Electrics offers a quality 2 year/40,000 km nationwide replacement warranty for private-use vehicles on the highest quality alternators and starter motors at competitive prices. For service, call 13 1111. racq.com/carelectrics LEARN HOW TO TOW If you're planning on towing a trailer, boat or caravan, it's a good idea to get some expert help to build the various skills and techniques needed to tow safely. The RACQ Drive Assist team has developed a number of different towing workshops focussed on different needs, such as caravan and trailer towing, boat trailers and 5th wheelers, designed to help motorists not only travel safely on the road when towing, but also make the job of manoeuvring and parking much less stressful. Courses are available at discount rates for RACQ members. racq.com/drivered INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMITS MEMBER SAVINGS AT RACV ROYAL PINES RESORT RACV Royal Pines Resort offers the ideal setting for a relaxing Gold Coast break, set midway between the sparkling coastline and the lush beauty of the hinterland rainforests. Play golf on the 27-hole championship golf course that is home to the Australian PGA and the Australian Ladies Masters, relax at the new luxury One Spa day spa facility, take your pick of the eight restaurants and bars, or enjoy the heated lagoon and spa. RACQ members enjoy discounts of at least 25 percent off accommodation rates all year round, as well as great savings on golf and spa treatments. Rooms start from only $171* per night for RACQ members. To find out more, call (07) 5597 8700 or visit racv.com.au/resorts. Even if you don't intend to drive when you travel overseas, you should always carry an International Driving Permit. An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a requirement for renting a motor vehicle in many countries and is helpful for tourists who find themselves in need of identification or assistance. Besides allowing you to drive in foreign countries, IDPs: • Are ofﬁcially sanctioned by the United Nations and accepted worldwide (in more than 150 countries) as a recognisable form of identification. • Carry your identiﬁcation details in nine languages (English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Italian, German, Arabic, Swedish and French), in case you need to communicate with foreign authorities. • Provide an extra photo ID along with your personal details (this can be useful if you are ever asked to surrender your passport, which can happen under certain circumstances in some countries). International Driving Permits can be issued from selected RACQ branches at a cost of $39. For a full list of the countries requiring an IDP, or any other information relating to international licences, call 13 1905 or find your nearest branch at racq.com. *TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. SEE RACV.COM.AU FOR DETAILS.
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